Alex Gorman, Jr., 74, of Cabot died Feb. 26, 2007 in North Little Rock.
He was born on July 28, 1932 to the late Alex Sr. and Elsie Louise Knight Gorman in Mobile County, Ala.
Alex was a member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church and United Auto Workers Union.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Gorman of the home; three children, Rebecca Lasaca, Jennifer Cabral and Michael Gorman, all of Calif.; one sister, Barbara Temple of Calif.; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were March 1 at Mt. Zion Methodist Church with Rev. Paul Wooley officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Mt. Zion Methodist Church.
Funeral arrangements were by Moore's Cabot Funeral Home.
Oscar Tozer, 95, of Des Arc died Feb. 28, 2007.
He was a retired farmer, business owner and handyman.
Graveside service was March 2 in Beebe Cemetery by Westbrook Funeral Home of Beebe.
Jimmy L. Belote, 71, of Mayflower passed away Feb. 26 at Conway.
He was born Oct. 28, 1935 in Little Rock to Lucille Harmon Belote and the late Archie L. Belote.
Jimmy was a builder and had served in the Air National Guard.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Faye Belote; a daughter, Tina Reeves of California; two sons, Rick Belote of Conway and Jimmy Lee Belote of Clinton; his mother, Lucille Harmon Belote; a brother, Fred Belote; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were March 2 at Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Jacksonville.
Funeral arrangements were under direction of Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home.
Gladys Irene Bean, 76, of Cabot passed away Feb. 25, 2007.
She was born March 15, 1930 in Seminole, Okla., to the late Robert L. Alston and Mary Love-Alston.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Bean, in 1984 and two sisters, Lena and Pauline.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda and husband Paul Richardson of Rogers and Sandra and husband Don Harrod of Hot Springs; two sons, Leslie W. and wife Susan Bean of Benton and Robert and wife Donna Bean of Conway; 10 grandchildren, Michael Richardson, Rick Richardson, Michelle Terry, Tony Richardson, Jimmy Bodtke, Donna Kaye Taylor, Eric Bean, Aaron Bean, Tiffany Bean and Sunde Bagwell; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Feb. 29 at McArthur Assembly of God Church in Jacksonville with Rev. Larry Burton officiating.
Burial was at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens in Broken Arrow, Okla.
In lieu of flowers please send memorials to Arkansas Cancer Research Center in Little Rock or to McArthur Assembly of God Church in Jacksonville.
Funeral arrangements were by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.
Tricia Collins, 38, died Feb. 28, 2007.
Survivors include her children, Nathan Munnerlyn of Hazen, Erica Munnerlyn of Judsonia and Brooke Whitehead of Jacksonville; one grandson; her father, Willie Crane of Lonoke; three brothers; two sisters; her boyfriend, Matt Gilpin; special friends, Teresa Johnson and husband Jerry; and Nina Gilpin.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 at New Testament Baptist Church.
Funeral arrangements are by Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke.
Doris Louise Ellenburg Cummings, 72, of McRae died March 4, 2007 in McRae.
She was born Jan. 15, 1935 in Arkansas County to Pryor and Susie Thompson Ellenburg.
Survivors include her three sons, William Cummings, Jr. of Russellville and Ronnie and Kenneth Cummings, both of McRae; a daughter, Twyla Turner of McRae; eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 7 at McRae Pentecostal Church of God with burial in Bayou Meto Cemetery in Dewitt.
Funeral arrangements are by Westbrooke Funeral Home in Beebe.
Robert J. Cordell III, 24, died March 1, 2007.
He was born April 23, 1982.
Survivors include his fiance', Christine DeSalvio; a son, Christopher DeSalvio of the home; his mother, Keri Cress; a sister, Rachel Sanders; his father, Bobby Cordell and wife Robbin; brother, Blake Cordell; grandfather, Burr Cordell and wife Diane; grandmother, Marlene Miller; great-grandmothers, Vesta Hallmark and Gladys Glover, all of Lonoke; aunt, Tanya Talley of Conway and many relatives and friends.
Funeral services were March 4 at New Testament Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Doug Hambrick.
Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Funeral arrangements were by Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke.
Melba Odell Strickland, 91, of Jacksonville died March 3, 2007 in Jacksonville.
She was born Jan. 26, 1916 in Enola to the late William and Mattie House Curtis.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers, two sisters and her husband, Clarence Strickland, in 1991.
She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in North Little Rock and a member of the Jacksonville Senior Citizens Center.
In 1972 she founded the Pathfinders School in Jacksonville where she served as a teacher's aid for many years.
She is survived by one son, Randy Strickland and wife Mary of Jacksonville, and two grandsons, James Strickland and his wife Sara and John Strickland.
Funeral services were March 5 at Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home's Chapel.
Burial was in Chapel Hill Memorial Park under the direction of Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home.
Steve Sowell, 54, of Austin passed away March 2, 2007.
Steve was employed at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center at Fort Roots for 23 years, most recently in the employee health unit.
As a talented instrumentalist and vocalist, he brought tremendous joy to all who heard him.
He thoroughly enjoyed playing his saxophone and Hammond B-3 organ while performing with Blues DeVille and the Honky Tonk Heroes.
Riding four-wheelers with his kids was a favorite weekend pastime.
"A big man with a huge heart, Steve always had a joke to tell and a prank to pull, ' according to his family.
He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Sowell.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa; daughter, Stephanie; two sons, Alex and Ryan; his mother, Jerri Sowell, all of Austin; his brother, Rick Sowell and wife Sherry; two nieces, Tiffany and Juli, and nephew, Daniel, all of Beebe.
Special thanks go to the intensive care unit staff at St. Vincent Hospital and Arkansas Hospice.
Memorials may be made to the Cabot High School Band Boosters, 401 N. Lincoln, Cabot, Ark. 72023.
Funeral was March 5 at First United Methodist Church in Beebe.
Funeral arrangements were by Westbrook Funeral Service of Beebe.
Mary Lois Miller Pierce, 58, died March 2, 2007.
She is survived by her father, James E. Miller, Sr. of Sherwood; daughters, Sherry Wise and Lisa Stivers of Lonoke; one son, Stacy Carnes of Austin; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Deborah McDaniel of Sherwood, and brothers, James E. Miller, Jr. and Billy Wayne Miller, both of Lonoke.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Lois Miller.
Funeral services were March 5 at Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke with burial in Lonoke Cemetery.